The May 19, 2008 issue of ESPN The Magazine is now online. The cover subject is Dale Earnhardt Jr, who speaks candidly about his father, his career, and his transition to Hendrick. You can read that article right here. While working on the story, writer Marty Smith suffered through the passing of his own father, influencing the story as he details here. And finally, if you like photos, check out this gallery of Dale Jr. images.